- Inequalities is a biweekly blog by Ben Baumberg Geiger (and formerly also edited by Rob de Vries and Brendan Saloner) about inequalities-related research in the UK, US and beyond. The blog was originally a collaborative blog (we explain the change here), so from 2010 to 2014 there's also a collection of great posts by a series of other contributors. If you want to stay updated, then see the subscription options in this column further down the page.
- Perceptions of poverty levels: a long view August 19, 2019 Guest Blogger
- Is truth-seeking inherently conservative? August 16, 2018 Ben Baumberg Geiger
- Does diversity help students learn about inequality? July 2, 2018 Ben Baumberg Geiger
Author Archives: Paul Kelleher
There is a theory in the Philosophy of Mind called epiphenomenalism. Roughly, the view is that mental states—beliefs, desires, sensations, etc.—are real, but that they do no real causal work. The idea is that while mental states are not mere fictions … Continue reading
As the lone Wisconsin-based contributor to Inequalities, I have been remiss in not writing about the ongoing protests here in Madison. Here is what’s going on.
I had planned to use my posting privileges here to write a series of posts on the idea of health equity, which would then form the basis of a public talk I have to give. Unfortunately, the date for the … Continue reading
I am looking forward to an exciting year at Inequalities, and if Ben’s and Brendan’s 2011 posts are any indication (and surely they are!), you should be too. I have been busy prepping for the Spring semester, but I wanted … Continue reading
Consider two medical interventions: With the first, you can save 100 people’s lives at a total cost of $4.5 million ($45,000 per life saved). With the second, you can save 33 people’s lives at a total cost of $20 million … Continue reading
In my last post I identified an argumentative move that has been used to defend reforms like the Affordable Care Act. The move goes like this: “The whole point of health insurance is that it’s a vehicle to redistribute funds … Continue reading
When discussing the politics and ethics of health care policy and reform, one often hears claims or suspicions about the “special importance” of health care. To my mind, the strongest suspicion can be expressed thus: health care is of special … Continue reading